Now, here is a thought on coffee on expeditions. It has always boggled my mind why most expeditions still use instant coffee, when good coffee is available in Nepal. I guess the problem is, or rather was, the availability of good coffeemakers in Kathmandu – but that has changed now.
A very good friend of mine, Richard Bull, has just closed the coffee pot gap on the Nepali market by importing these fine coffeemakers from China and selling them all over Kathmandu. So, if you are going on an expedition or a trek and want to have good coffee but have forgotten your coffeemaker at home, just get yourself one of these pots and some ‘Jonny Ghurka‘ coffee (recommended by Richard). And bear in mind that a good cup of coffee in the morning does not only help you start the day, it also increases your physical performance. Studies have shown that caffeine ingestion prior to exercising extends endurance in moderately strenuous aerobic activity, which is great for trekking!
For more information on where you can find these coffeemakers, click here.
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I have my billi bierling coffee pot, hand-imported by the girl herself with the handle missing (ouch). It was fixed by my father’s personal welder (I need to get me one of those). But when I’m in the subway and can’t access it, I will keep this one in mind.
Hi Billi, I have one of those coffee pots. It’s my standbye pot for anytime we have no power or my much loved Krups expresso machine breaks down. I have a gas cooker so I am never without my coffee fix thanks to my strange looking coffee pot. Take care not to burn your hand with it, its gets very hot.
Das sind ja großartige Neuigkeiten, ich hab zwar schon so eine “macchina”, aber das wäre auch ein tolls Geschenk für viele Leute in KTM!
Bin grad in München und fliege am 26. wieder nach KTM – dann melde ich mich, damit wir uns endlich mal treffen! Kann ich dir was mitbringen aus der Heimat???
Glad you are back in KTM Billi! See you soon. I like an insulated coffee press for expeditions too.
Coffee is truly a gift…. I could never drink the Nescafe in Nepal, so I simply went with the flow switched to the local tea … it takes a few days to adjust…:(